Customers spent over $10 billion on the Apple App Store in 2013, says the Cupertino giant. App Store customers downloaded almost three billion apps in December, and spent over $1 billion, making it the most successful month in App Store history. Apple developers have collectively earned $15 billion on the App Store.
2013 saw surprise hits like Ellen DeGeneres’ Heads Up, ProtoGeo’s Moves, Simon Filip’s Afterlight and Kevin Ng’s Impossible Road, says Apple. Some of the year’s biggest successes like Candy Crush Saga, Puzzles & Dragons, Minecraft, QuizUp and Clumsy Ninja were created by international developers, while Duolingo (United States), Simogo (Sweden), Frogmind (UK), Plain Vanilla Corp (Iceland), Atypical Games (Romania), Lemonista (China), BASE (Japan) and Savage Interactive (Australia) emerged as developers to watch in 2014.
The App Store offers more than one million apps for iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch in 155 countries around the world, with more than 500,000 native iPad apps available.
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